10 Benefits of Using AridDek Aluminum Rooftop Decking

Ever considered aluminum rooftop decking?

Many businesses, hotels, restaurants, etc. are beginning to use their rooftop as extra space for patrons.

Aluminum rooftop decking is the perfect decking surface for these rooftop applications!

You know that AridDek is useful in many different types of applications, such as decking and docks, commercial and residential.

But did you know that AridDek is the perfect aluminum roof decking for rooftop applications?

In a majority of AridDek rooftop installations, a waterproof roof already existed, however, the architect or developer still decided to install AridDek. Not for its waterproof feature, but because AridDek aluminum decking is lightweight and durable as a walking surface.

Other benefits that make AridDek ideal as aluminum rooftop decking:

  • Powder-coated Finish: The powder-coated finish of AridDek provides a durable, non-slip surface for rooftop decking
  • Fire-Resistant: AridDek is a safe, fire-resistant walking surface, ideal for both residential and commercial applications
  • Light Weight: AridDek weighs one pound per linear foot, which makes AridDek easier to handle and much lighter than using concrete pavers
  • Durability of Aluminum: Rooftop decks face exposure to the elements 24/7; however, aluminum will not warp, rot, or decay over time
  • Recyclable: AridDek features 50% post-industrial/post-consumer scrap aluminum

Coors Party Deck at AT&T Park in San Francisco

From hospital rooftops to baseball stadiums, AridDek was designed and engineered for high traffic use in the most demanding applications.

AridDek’s interlocking aluminum decking boards create a seamless surface with an integrated hidden gutter system that channels water away and provides flexible sizing for any width or length of a rooftop deck. Each decking board is secured with a hidden fastener system, resulting in a gapless, skid-free, single layer watertight rooftop decking surface.

Whether commercial or residential, AridDek is ideal for any deck rooftop application!

Wahoo Decks’ aluminum decking is not only the highest quality but the best value you’ll find anywhere. Click here for more information and visit www.wahoodecks.com or call us today at 877-270-9387 to learn about rooftop options using AridDek!

Wahoo Complete™: A Complete Multifamily Aluminum Balcony System & Decking Solution

Wahoo Decks calls on the resources and experience gained from both the decking and floating boat dock industries to build our multifamily aluminum balcony system – Wahoo Complete™.

Wahoo Complete is a pre-fabricated aluminum railing and aluminum balcony system that is extremely durable. Our customers love that it’s low maintenance and that it also meets the most stringent commercial deck safety standards.  

These prefabricated balconies are constructed from high-quality marine grade aluminum. They feature a durable baked-on powder coating to create a sturdy and attractive balcony addition for your building.

Builders Have Choices

Builders have the choice of using Ariddek waterproof aluminum decking, the DryJoist EZ deck drainage system, or traditional wood and composite decking options. We can ship decking surface and drainage additions to job sites pre-trimmed and installed. That means you save time and money.

Wahoo Complete multifamily aluminum balcony system

Wahoo Decks also offers either Wahoo Rail™ premium aluminum railing or Wahoo Glass™ deck railing options with our balconies. Both of these options make it easy to create a complete balcony solution. For safety and visual appeal, you can mount these balconies on existing cantilevered beams, suspended rods, or even mount them on posts.

During the building process, our support team works closely with building and design professionals. This helps us develop projects that are custom-designed to meet the specifications of each building plan. Working as a team results in a collaborative and fully-customized approach to designing and building the Wahoo Complete balcony system. Finally, using Wahoo deck rail ensures that Wahoo Decks can create the perfect, complete, prefabricated balcony system for its valued customers in the architectural and development industries.

Looking for a safe, attractive, and durable multifamily aluminum balcony system and decking solution? We can help! Just get in touch with Wahoo Decks today.

Deck Design: AridDek – A Low Maintenance Option for Decking

deck design using AridDek aluminum decking low-maintenance decking

This home used AridDek as a patio room enclosure. Just one of the many ways a homeowner can use AridDek!

It’s that time… you are thinking about your deck design. You’re considering what you want your deck to look like and functionality questions and concerns too!

If you define the word “low maintenance” you’ll find that it means: Requiring little work to keep in good condition. Sounds good for your deck design, right?

This is exactly how Wahoo Decks would describe AridDek aluminum decking; a low maintenance decking board option that requires little work for the owner while staying in good condition.

What makes AridDek low maintenance?

  • The 6005 T-5 series marine-grade aluminum and powder coat finish of AridDek needs no staining, sealing, or painting.
  • AridDek requires no structural upkeep outside of a periodic cleaning with soap and water.

Not only is AridDek a low maintenance option for decking but there are also many other benefits for using AridDek.

  • AridDek is non-combustible; it simply will not ignite or burn
  • AridDek is durable and built to last. It is impervious to insects and will not split, splinter, decay, sag, crack, or rot.
  • Aluminum’s high thermal conductivity rapidly dissipates heat which keeps AridDek’s surface cooler than other common decking materials.
  • AridDek is family friendly because it uses no harmful chemicals and is stain resistant.
  • And last but not least, AridDek’s unique design creates a 100% waterproof space beneath your deck!

Not only are AridDek aluminum deck boards low maintenance, but you also can count on AridDek to be durable and environmentally safe. To learn more about AridDek decking and other aluminum products by Wahoo Decks visit www.WahooDecks.com or call Wahoo Decks at 877.270.9387.

Benefits of Using Aluminum Deck Stairs

Wahoo offers quality engineered, aluminum decking and railing.

But what about stairs? Have you considered aluminum deck stairs?

aluminum deck stairsWhat do you think of when you envision your perfect deck? You’re likely not picturing aluminum deck stairs. However, maybe that should move to the top of your list!

You probably think about the size and type of decking you would use. However, you also need to plan on whether or not your perfect deck will have stairs.

There are a few benefits to adding deck stairs to your deck. A deck with stairs increases the value of your home. It also provides easy access to and from the deck to the yard and is also aesthetically pleasing.

 “Building deck stairs will provide ready access to the yard and add value to your home” (DIY Network).

Now that you’ve decided on stairs, you’ll need to decide what type of tread to use. Many homeowners and contractors will use the decking they built with as stair tread. For example, AridDek is an aluminum decking board commonly used for commercial and residential decks. But did you know AridDek can be used as step tread for your deck stairs?

Here are a few benefits to using AridDek for your aluminum deck stairs:

  • Safety
    AridDek’s non-slip surface provides steady footing in wet or dry environments.
  • Durability
    AridDek decking was designed and engineered for high traffic use in the most demanding applications. It is also naturally resistant to the deteriorating effects of direct sunlight and is fire resistant. AridDek is extremely resistant to staining, impervious to insects and won’t splinter, decay, or rot.
  • Performance
    AridDek will not age or wear like alternative decking materials. The new appearance will show for years with occasional mild soap and water cleaning.
  • Cool to the touch
    AridDek’s high thermal conductivity will not retain heat, ensuring a cool to the touch surface even on a hot summer day.
  • Environmentally friendly
    Finally, AridDek is approximately 50% recycled aluminum. Using the recycled material consumes only 5% of the energy otherwise necessary to produce virgin aluminum. AridDek is a sustainable building product and environmentally responsible; aluminum is fully and repeatedly recyclable.

P1010005Are you building a deck for commercial or residential applications? Either way, Wahoo Decks is proud to offer AridDek aluminum decking as a durable and sustainable product for your deck. AridDek is a durable option that will leave your deck stairs looking and feeling brand new. For additional information about AridDek and Wahoo Decks products visit www.wahoodecks.com or feel free to call at 1-877-270-9387.

About Wahoo Decks

Headquartered in Dahlonega, Georgia, Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award-winning outdoor decking products. Wahoo products are engineered to be uniquely low maintenance and more resistant to natural elements than traditional decking products.  Wahoo Decks manufactures AridDek, an aluminum decking product and also offers Wahoo Rail, a complete line of commercial grade aluminum railing.

The Highline 2 Apartment Complex by Nustyle Development In Omaha, Nebraska Features The Wahoo Complete Balcony System by Wahoo Decks

The Wahoo Complete multifamily balcony system was chosen by the experienced developer for being lightweight and ease of customization.

The Wahoo Complete™ Balcony System by Wahoo Decks, a leading manufacturer of outdoor decking products in the US, was recently selected by Nustyle Development for its Highline 2 Apartment Complex in Omaha, Nebraska.

With 112 apartments, the Highline 2 is an addition to the original Highline Building, completed in 2013.

Greg Rothermel, Development Director for Nustyle Development, said he came across Wahoo Complete on the Wahoo Decks website and was impressed after speaking with Wahoo product consultant Kyle Graf.  Rothermel said he ultimately chose the Wahoo Complete system because the balconies are so lightweight, and “[because of the ability] to customize and powder coat to our specs, and then the price was very competitive.”

About Wahoo Complete Multifamily Balcony System

Wahoo Complete is a pre-fabricated aluminum balcony system for multifamily residential communities. Wahoo Complete is a safe, sustainable, eco-friendly aluminum decking product with a dry deck drainage system. Wahoo pre-fabricated balconies include railing, substructure framing, and decking– all in one system.

The Wahoo Complete balcony system is manufactured using 50% post-industrial, post-consumer recycled aluminum. Produced and assembled at the Wahoo Decks facility in Gainesville, Georgia, all Wahoo Complete balcony systems are made with fire-resistant, powder coated, marine grade aluminum.

The Wahoo Decks support team works closely with building and design professionals to custom-design projects to meet the specifications of every building plan.

About Wahoo Decks

Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award-winning outdoor products headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia. Wahoo Decks products have been engineered to be uniquely low-maintenance and more resistant to natural elements than traditional decking products. For more information about Wahoo Decks, visit wahooDecks.com, or on social @WahooDecks.

DryJoistEZ Deck Drainage System by Wahoo Decks Selected for Use on Outdoor Balcony in Concord, New Hampshire, for Concord Country Club


DryJoistEZ Structural Deck Drainage System on outdoor balcony at Concord Country Club in Concord, New Hampshire.

Wahoo Decks, a leading manufacturer of award winning outdoor decking products, announced today that DryJoistEZ an aluminum deck drainage system, was chosen for Concord Country Club in Concord, New Hampshire, for its structural benefits and waterproof features.

“Using DryJoistEZ was an easy decision to make considering all of the capabilities it has to offer,” said Don Steenbeke, President of Big Jim’s Home Center, a building supply store. “From a structural standpoint it was a perfect alternative to common wood joists since it spans 6′ between supports.”

DryJoistEZ is an alternative to wooden deck joists which will provide the structure of a deck.

Because it spans up to 6’ between support; DryJoistEZ reduces framing time and costs. Its economical value is matched with a low maintenance watertight deck. The structural design of DryJoistEZ creates a 100% waterproof below deck which requires no structural upkeep.

“Members of the Concord Country Club can relax on sunny days on the beautiful deck and when it rains use the dry space below, keeping themselves and their golf supplies dry while being able to stay outdoors,“ said Steenbeke.

DryJoistEZ’s patented design has the necessary utility of traditional deck joists with the advantage of the deck’s surface being supported by the same system that creates a completely dry under deck space in the area below. For all these reasons and more, Steenbeke provided a truly custom deck, which is both waterproof and unmatched in structural strength.

About Wahoo Decks

Headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia, Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award-winning outdoor products. Wahoo products have been engineered to be uniquely low-maintenance and more resistant to natural elements than traditional decking products. Wahoo Decks offers AridDek, a waterproof aluminum decking product and Fortis, a non-watertight aluminum deck board. Additionally, Wahoo Decks, offers DryJoist and DryJoistEZ, a revolutionary waterproof and structural aluminum joist system, Wahoo Rail, a complete line of aluminum railing kits, and Wahoo Complete, an all-in-one pre-fabricated aluminum balcony product. For more information about Wahoo Decks, visit http://www.WahooDecks.com.